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the government from preferring one religion over another. >> bill: stop there. >> no. >> no. >> bill: no, no, no, no. you listen to me and answer my questions. >> i try to enat questions, go ahead. >> bill: what religion is involved with christmas? what religion? >> christianity. >> bill: that's not a religion. that's a philosophy. >> okay. so, since the dawn of time the winter solstice has been celebrated by multiple religions. >> bill: winter solstice. >> shortest dave the year. evergreen trees because they don't die, giving gifts, family songs. >> bill: you like the winter soltis. >> i do. >> bill: so celebrated it. >> we do. >> bill: can you celebrate winter soltis. >> yes. >> bill: anyway you want. >> and christmas. but our government can't take sides. the government says this is a good religion are and this a bad religion. the government can't say this is a christmas tree. >> bill: mr. silverman, it is a fact that christianity is not a religion. it is a philosophy. if the government was saying that the methodist religion, all right, deserves a special place in the public square, i would be
of these things being suppressed by the courts who are now saying if there is an identification of religion in any way, then that is unconstitutional and it is a violation of the first amendment. but the interesting thing about this is that the first amendment has the establishment clause and it says that there is no way that you can interrupt the establishment of a religion or prohibited free exercise of religion. it doesn't give you freedom from religion. and that's what my objection is. these cases are being thrown out now more than they ever have been. >> bill: freedom of speech issue in many areas like the charlie brown thing where the arkansas church awas attacked for putting on a play called merry christmas charlie brown. i didn't know this did you know charlie brown was a rabbi? >> where did you get that from? >> bill: i just made it up because this is so absurd that that would be the only reason that you would have to ban because then charlie brown would be a religious figure. >> the united states supreme court would say that's not the establishment of a particular religion. all i know is
science but they also have the right to teach them religion. that's interesting. senator, you can't teach religion in public schools. by the way, think about it, what religion would you teach in public schools? we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." what is the washington gridlock on fiscal negotiations look like to the rest of the world, particularly europe where eurozone are taking drastic budget cuts and austerity measures that make our situation look tame. chris just returned from a trip to europe's capitals, including athens, and shares his experience of the complete devastation in greece currently dealing with. jared bernstein, storm former economic adviser. we don't know what the risks are of what might happen january 1st. there's a risk it could be horrible. that's all i'm saying. tell me what you saw in athens n greece when you were just there. >> i've traveled to greece quite a bit over the last few years for political work i've done there in the past. i don't know how to express it any more clearly than it was unbelievably sad and depressing. i mean, the country i
in matters concerning religion and politics, a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkeys. congratulations to the monkeys in the senate. thanks again for watching today on this wednesday afternoon. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> scaring the republicans. let's play "hardball."ç >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, with hope. i think we're getting somewhere with this fiscal cliff problem. number one, smart conservatives now say the republicans would face hell if they let this country go over the fiscal cliff. just to protect the top 2%. better to take the hit now, they argued, than in january with the world economy in turmoil and second recession coming. number two, john boehner, the speaker is claiming he's met obama's demand for higher taxes for the rich. that's good. he agreed in principle the rich must pay more. number three, there's talk for the republican leaders that they could vote to continue the tax cuts for the 98% now and therefore avoid the fiscal cliff and put off for now the top 2%. and the question
will not give up. >> rez sesay . >> a young actor gets religion and then speaks out against his own television show calling it filth. then the entertainment industry and faith co-exist. i asked pat boone about that. that's next. can the entertainme and faith co-exist. i asked pat boone about that. that's next. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with a
on to say americans should teach children science but they also have the right to teach them religion. that's interesting. senator, you can't teach religion in public schools. by the way, think about it, what religion would you teach in public schools? we'll be right back. can i help you? i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ you'll also care about our new offer. you get access to nurses who can help with your questions. and your loved one can get exelon patch free for 30
they go even in the bathroom. she says you can't do that. my religion says you can't do that but the school district says the devices can bring in millions of much needed dollars. the debate over privacy and religion now on its way to federal court and it's coming up as fox reports live tonight. this holiday, share everything. share "not even close." share "you owe me..." share "just right." the share everything plan. shareable data across 10 devices with uimited talk and text. by htc for $49.99. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and en treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero hearurn. >> shepard: christian fundamentalists and siflg rights unions often wind up on opposite side of the courtrooms. they are finding themselves on the same side of a controversy over a student i.d. in texas. the north side independent school district in san antonio has put tracking chips in the i.
. the constitution promises freedom of religion. not freedom from religion. when we heard about santa monica, 59 consecutive years, we said we had to get involved. we have this project called the nativity project. we encourage individual citizens to get a permit. we found a loophole, incredible loophole in santa monica and there is going to be a nativity display there for year 60. the federal judge banned unattended displays. not live nativities like you see here. so december 8, christians and people of good will from all across southern california are coming to passion sides park and there will be a nativity scene. i have here our permit. we had this in front of the united states supreme court yesterday. this is our permit. i would encourage anyone who is having a problem in their community, with nativity scenes, if we are allowed to have a display in front of the united states supreme court and the united states capitol, then any citizen can display the beauty of christmas, the power of christmas, the wonderful message of hope and we're work with pastor dole right now. >> gretchen: so pastor d
holiday trees instead. >> i am going to guess father john religion contributor has thoughts on this. >> am i angry, am i upset? >> i am not feeling angry from you. >> the reason i am not angry is? th that yes, i think it's silly. it's out of place for people to dedicate so much energy to try to get rid of christmas scenes like this. the good news is when christianity has been persecuted, when it has been outlawed, when people have died for their faith, it hasn't gone away. everybody has an opportunity to make sure their faith does not go away in this christmas season. to live that faith as a family, as a community. what should we do about these i think very small percentage of people who are working to try to get rid of these public expressions of faith? i think we should speak up. that's why i am doing it. that's why i think it's important we have these stories to show what they are trying to do without losing the peace. if our christmas is going to be all about getting a upset at people trying to take away christmas that's silly too. >>s are mu rasmussen did a poll how people say happy h
and weighing down americans of every race, creed and religion is an insat i can't believe government spending machine. they are not tackling so much what we heard in the campaign. i believe that political venge is a terrible way to leave the country and good policy and setting goals and taking bold action. anyone elected to office has a responsibility to weigh the evidence and we must hold them to the standard worthy of their office. in 2004, it was the democrats that wrung their hands. george bush had won reelection with a higher popular vote . increased republican majority in the house and senate. first time a president did that since fdr. yet the democrats won the house in 2006, presidency and house and senate in 2008. there are wild swings from one election to the next and will be again. so don't go wobbly instead go boldly forward to explain why you are right. because i believe you are. [ applause ] all right. instead of working with congress face to face to save the economy. president obama is trying to gets had way by doing what he does best. campaigning and making speeches about the f
. juerything changed after the 1967 war when israel bec the new religion of american jews. after its lightning ctory, washington upgraded israel's status to a strategic american asset. jewish support for israel no ngerthreatened to -- [inaudible] dual loyalty. on the contrary, it now connoted super loyalty as american jews defended on the front lines american interests against the communist third world arab hordes. the jewish state's martial prowess became a source of pride for jews for whom at that time the primary associatn of the nazi holocaust -- to the extent that it trillionerred any association -- triggered any association, was of j well,ews g like sheep to slaughter. the imageisra projected of itself alsoesonated with the st liberalism of american -- [inaudible] like the pioneers conquering the american wilderness, israel had made the desert bloom, was the only democracy in the middle east. it was t light unto the nations. it was home to the microutopia of the -- [inaudible] in the past three years -- excuse me, in the past three decades, however, the uplifting image of israel has with
direction. rick writes, i agree, a majority of people claim to be religion and don't have that close a relationship with god. and we thank you for sharing. that will do it for me, jamie and kelly from washington. >> this is a fox news alert. growing tensions now in egypt as the country's military is forced to intervene in the mounting political crisis. over president mohammed morsi's power grab. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> great to have you here. i'm jamie colby, these are members of the military there, reinforcing a wall outside the presidential palace. just 24 hours after tens of thousands of protesters actually broke through a barricade leading to the building and forced president morsi to press ahead with so-called dialog talks as he tried to keep the country from plunging deeper into turmoil. >> connor powell is following this live from our jerusalem bureau, what's happening over here? >> well, last night the violence continued in cairo, it was relatively peaceful today, but the crisis continues on, and today, the egyptian
, creed and religion is an insatiable government spending machine whose leaders aren't tack-- and the leaders aren't tackling the hard truth that we heard so much about in the campaign. i believe that political revenge is a terrible way to lead the country. good policy is made by dealing in fact, setting goals, and taking gold action. anyone elected to office has a way to weigh the evidence and explain the votes and hold them to the standard worthy of their offices. remember n2004, the democrats were wringing their hands and george w. bush won with a higher popular vote total than in 2000 and he had increased the republican majorities in the house, and the senate. the first time a president had done that since fdr. and yet, the democrats came back to win the house in 2006. the presidency, the house and the senate in 2008. and there have been wild swings from one election to the next and there will be again, but don't go wobbly now, instead, go boldly forward to explain why you are right because i believe you are (applause) >> thanks, all right. instead of working with congr
, we're doing anything we can to help bre get her wish, anything we can. >> it's not about religion. it's just about supporting friends of ours. >> reporter: the local effort is generating thousands of wish letters to santa, which macy's will match dollar for letter. why does 10-year-old gabriella miller want to see paris? >> she's dreamed of it. she's heard about it. her grandmother was there earlier in the year and sent her back a beret and trinket of the eiffel tower. >> reporter: gabriella is undergoing both chemotherapy and radiation. everyone hopes the tumor goes away. and everyone here is working to make sure she sees paris in 2013. from lowden county, john hanrahan, fox 5 news. >>> and a holiday tradition reminder. we want you to send in ornaments for our fox 5 christmas tree. we'll decorate it with your donations and then donate to to a local family to brighten their holiday. send your ornaments to the address on the screen. >>> well, the country edges ever-closer to the fiscal cliff. will there be a deal before the new year? fox news sunday has the latest. >> plus, gwen holber
they got there there wasn't anyone there comes the religions were abandoned. this comes up again with regard to the state of the alawite in the future in syria appeared a lot of their males, recent report by david enders said this but there was a lot of their males, fighting age males have been recruited. a lot of them are dying so there's a big social upheaval aside from the retaliation they could face. the ukrainians have gained this out. i'm not sure yet what policy the united states takes or has prepared to the scenario. >> any say quick word about hezbollah and their intent with the iranians? >> absolutely. you notice in beirut as well they are on the ground in syria, especially areas directly bordering lebanon. so in the city of homes and other towns in the surrounding, it has been on the ground but we know that because a stream of data hezbollah fighters has been going back to lebanon. we know they are holding funerals and they have this phrase to describe the city center. they say that they died performing their g hardy duty. they don't say where, but everybody knows wher
distinguishing religion and color." >>> a woman from any pnepal who supports children is cnn's 2012 hero of the year. >> the 2012 cnn hero of the year from kathmandu is pushpa basnet. ♪ >> this is for my children, this is back to my country of nepal. thank you to everyone who voted for me and believed in my dream. thank you. >> how cute is she? she's 29-year-old pushpa basnet. she received her award last night at the shrine auditorium in los angeles. during cnn's heroes all-star tribute. listen to this, since 2005, she has helped 140 children. basnet will receive $250,000 to continue her work and another 50,000 for being named one of cnn's top ten heroes of 2012. >> another nfl football player takes his own life, but not before police say he murdered his girlfriend and the mother of his 3-month-old baby. find out how he was remembered by his team, the kansas city chiefs. is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. how they'll live tomorrow. for more
and freedoms that should be enjoyed by all people regardless of religion, ethnicity and gender. over the course of the past 20 months, the al-assad regime has unleashed a barrage of terror across the country with the plane of remaining in power. we are just hearing about in last couple of days, the last couple of hours more urgently about weapons of mass destruction and what that could mean. more than 40,000, we know that is a conservative number. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed, and countless have been injured. refugees have surged into neighboring turkey, jordan, lebanon and iraq taxing the limits of those countries capacities and creating a regional crisis. the escalation of violence has reached a point where the fighter jets have been used to kill civilians standing in bread line according to the human rights watch. it's hard to comprehend that happening in any country. but that is what has played out. this regime's shucking capacity for the widespread terror and grow as we see the reports of a chemical weapons have been prepared for use. meanwhile the international institutions h
to be a reference to religion there is a problem and they have to stop it. the alliance for freedom says what's next. a student being told she can't recite the gettysburg address because the president refers to one nation under god? and refer to the lays of nature's god? after the line was deleted in the poem. the superintendent is getting together with the school board and principal to see if he made the right decision, then they are going to go forward with policy from here on out. but the line in the poem is out. and the policy for now really has been been defined on how they will deal with this in the future. don't be surprised if there is legal thanks this as well. megyn: all right, trace, thank you. coming up. glenn beck and vince vaughn. what are these two doing together? wait until you hear it. glenn beck very hopeful about it. we'll update you. plus it may look like a scene from "the walking dead" but it's a training exercise that you the taxpayer helped fund. see why one lawmaker says this is a multi-billion dollar problem. [gunshots and screams] now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male
for himself, his family and the clan. the alawhites are an offshoot of the shiia part of the muslim religion, relatively small, 10%, 12% of the population of syria. they have long dominated through assad and his father the more than 80% who are sunni muslims, and so i think that his concern is that once his government falls, both he, his family, his clan will be the victims of a strong desire for revenge. so my hope is that it will end soon and peacefully and that there will not be a bloodbath in return, although that's a real danger that exists. >> senator george mitchell, thank you very much for your time this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> next hour i'll talk with par christiane amanpour. we'll discuss how the president is moving the red line on syria. is it a dangerous message to send? that's at 10:15 eastern time this morning. >>> a law designed to protect native american families has ripped this little girl away from the two parents who love her. now they are petitioning the supreme court to take up this custody battle. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ i
a business. why are we spending any time dealing with people's health, their religion, their views of the world, their race is none of hour business, who they love is none of our business but their health care is. small business people know this is a terrible burden on them. let's get it off the books of business where it is inefficient and on to the books of -- that's what every other modern country has done. we spend $2.64 per capita for every dollar the other modern countries spend on health care. if we got to the level of the french, universal care, no out-of-pocket costs and probably the best system in the world, it would totally almost eliminate the individual income tax. that's how much we are wasting. >> the idea of entitlement, if you think about the fact that they are saying, these folks think they are entitled to health care, entitled to this and that and you are entitled to a 15% tax rate. that's a subsidy. that is its own form of welfare. you get to not be taxed. therefore, we lose billions of dollars but you want to make sure that people don't make the right wage or h
teenagers were brutally massacred after being tortured and raped under the name of islam and religion. to be honest with you, all i am interested in is just saving one life. if i can save one life, i can die in peace. i know the arguments and many of them are political but for me, it is an issue of practicality and it is an issue of saving lives. >> do you want to jump in? >> if i can get one piece of advice to the obama administration is to do the exact opposite of my good friend. never, ever show modesty when you are negotiating with middle easterners. [laughter] windows something about trade. we know something about negotiations. you go to a negotiation with limited negotiation and you lose everything. this is the attitude you need to have. >> i wanted to ask a question about the relationship about a strategy of economic pressure which the u.s. in the west is pursuing against iran and human rights. i would phrase it this way -- the u.s. clients and the p-5 claim and there is evidence for it that this has devastated the oil exports for iran -- there's a counter argument that sometim
think the attacks by republicans on the president the personal attacks of -- as religion and where he grew up and his citizenship and birth certificate, all of that, bothered enough people that progressives and african-americans that turnout was up because of that. i think that kind of sleazy politics really backfired on him. maybe there is a lesson there, i hope. >> bill: michael they're still counting ballots like in new jersey and new york because of hurricane sandy, there were some ballots -- paper ballots they couldn't get in. every day the president's margin keeps growing to the point where he's got 51% of the vote now. mitt romney, 47%. 47%. >> i think president obama's the first democrat in -- since roosevelt to break 50 and he's broken it twice, right? >> the first to do it twice. i think johnson did it once. >> of course, johnson did it once. that's right. get somebody in here that knows something. not that you don't. >> hey, thanks a lot! >> not just the politics aspect. >> that's right. of course
, faith, or religion and they don't want anyone in the church to say anything about government. and that's clearly not the intention of the first amendment and the constitution as most of us know it. >> gretchen: all right. congressman randy forbes, the chair of the congressional prayer caucus. thanks for sharing that information with us. >> thank you, gretchen. >> gretchen: what would you do in a plane crash? i know it's a big loaded question. how about a terrorist attack? believe it or not, there is almost always a way to make it out of the alive. a former navy seal here to share the ultimate secrets to survival. then stuck in the middle of nicky and mariah. something tells me randy might miss simon. randy jackson from "american idol" will be with us live. >> steve: quick headlines now. the devil does diplomacy. ed winter about to get major promotion from the president. does she qualify to be an ambassador in an embassy? bloomberg news reports editor in chief of vogue magazine may become our next ambassador to france or united kingdom for being a big obama fund-raiser. >>> the first of
about leadership, and they were testing, you know, asking questions about faith and religion. which is fine to do, but not in this country, because clause 3, article 6 of our constitution specifically forbids religious questioning. >> general benjamin davis jr. was the first black to finish from west point. he went through an entire year where no one even spoke to him because he was black. do you believe that you're giving in to them by leaving? what if you stayed? what if you said, no matter what you do to me, i am going to win and beat you at this battle? why leave? >> yeah, i get that question a lot. i didn't come to west point to get a west point degree. i couldn't care less about graduating from west point. what i wanted to do was become an officer, all right? so that's what was important to me and that's what i was working towards. and i'm not being beaten, going through the channels here haven't been difficult for me, classes haven't been difficult. i've generally had a fair amount of success with my time as a cadet. and anybody who thinks i'm just giving up and walking away
. >>> then, an army of one. but does it still apply when it comes to religion. we'll talk to an outgoing west point cadet. he resigned five months before he was supposed to graduate. he said he was discriminated against because he's not religious. that and many other stories. >> looking forward to it. >>> it's hard to get into the holiday spirit with temperatures around the country as warm as they have been. but i am doing a really good job of it. meteorologist alexandra steele is in for rob. how warm is it? i've got to tell you, it was a little cooler this morning. >> that's right. and it will be cool today. you should be in the low 40s this time of year, and today that's where you've been, but she's referring to the 60s of the past few days. so where's the winter ban? waking up in the morning, you probably enjoy that lack of cold, cold air. but the last nine days around the country, we've seen 1,600 record highs fall. we've got the warmth, the moisture moves in, certainly not going to follow snow. we've had a real lack of early snow in the midwest and the northeast. but as we look towards t
internationally recognized human rights and freedoms, such as the freedom of religion, expression, association and assembly and the rights to a fair trial and democratic elections anywhere in the world. that was the legislation that we reported in two of our committees. i might tell you it was overwhelming support that we should make it global. senator kyl talked about that, and others i'm sure will do also. when you look at h.r. 6156, you will see the exact language that we have in our magnitsky bill, with one exception -- anywhere in the world is changed to russia. i am disappointed by that. i join with senator kyl in that disappointment. i think it would have been much better if we incorporated the international standards, the global provisions. i think it's very important congress pass this bill. i strongly support it. i support the effort of getting this to the president as quickly as possible. but, madam president, it's a clear message here. this bill is our standard. we will be holding countries to this standard. we will look for other opportunities to attach these provisions to other t
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